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Bernstein-Rein Is Out of Denny’s Review

CHICAGO—Bernstein-Rein Advertising is no longer in the review for Denny’s $50 million advertising account, sources said. Officials with the Kansas City, Mo., agency and consultant Rojek Cutcher Group in Cleveland declined comment. The remaining finalists, Doner in Southfield, Mich., Mullen of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Publicis in Mid America in Dallas, are scheduled to make presentations this week.

Advance Auto Parts Contacts Agencies

ATLANTA—Advance Auto Parts has parted with The Martin Agency and is in the early stages of a review for its account, according to sources. The retailer has issued requests for proposals to a number of agencies, including Fogarty Klein Monroe in Houston, Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City, Mo., Martin/Williams in Minneapolis and Cramer-Krasselt in Orlando, Fla. The latter handles Discount Auto Parts, a subsidiary of Advance Auto Parts, sources said. Advance is believed to be conducting the review internally, without the assistance of a consultant. Martin in Richmond, Va., has held the estimated $10 million account since 1998, following the sale of Western Auto, a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck & Co., to the Roanoke, Va., company.

Kolar Welcomes 3 Clients, 2 Executives

DALLAS—Kolar Advertising & Marketing has added three accounts to its roster. The new clients are Seguin (Texas) Economic Development Corp. and the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts and Nanotechnologies, both of Austin. Total billings are estimated at $500,000. The wins come in tandem with the hiring of Bryan Christian as senior vice president and general manager and Jane Byram as media director.

GSD&M’s Land Rover Spots Break Today

DALLAS—Two new Land Rover television commercials featuring the Discovery break today on national cable networks. The ads were produced by GSD&M of Austin, Texas. Their releases come less than a week after Land Rover announced it will shift its $50 million domestic advertising account to Young & Rubicam in Irvine, Calif., effective Oct. 10. Two additional GSD&M commercials featuring the Land Rover “family” of cars will be introduced later this month. Related print work will soon begin appearing nationally.

Harris Drury Cohen Restructures Management

ATLANTA—Harris Drury Cohen has restructured its top management group. Stan Harris, chairman and founding partner of the 22-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Fla., shop is relinquishing his new-business responsibilities to take charge of the agency’s newly formed public relations and diversified services division. Retiring partner Phil Cohen’s duties will be assumed by incoming director of client services Dina Shapiro. Day-to-day operations at the agency, now renamed HDC, will be overseen by an executive committee that includes chief executive officer Michael Goldberg, creative partner Michael Cannon, Shapiro, chief operating officer Norm Tousignant, Harris and new-business director Teddi Alyce Segal.